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British Society for the History of Pharmacy

Welcome to the BSHP website.

The British Society for the History of Pharmacy was formed in 1967 having originated from a committee of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

It seeks to act as a focus for the development of all areas of the history of pharmacy, from the works of the ancient apothecary to today's ever-changing role of the community, hospital, academic, wholesale or industrial pharmacist.

Upcoming Events:
Monday 21 May 2018
Lecture: 'A repository of knowledge - the Schools' Manuscript Collection, offering a unique insight into medicinal practices in post independent Ireland.'
Friday 8 June 2018
Members' visit - Blythe House
Monday 22 October 2018
Lecture: The Enlightened Mr Parkinson - of Parkinson's Disease
Friday 29 - Sunday 31 March 2019
Annual Conference: Portsmouth